Alternatives to Rubber Roofing

November 5, 2016 4:55 pm Published by

Rubber flat roofs are incredibly popular in the UK thanks to the ease of installation and low cost. Unfortunately, many DIYers have found that unless they are expertly installed you can see wrinkling, sagging, and leaks very soon after it has been completed.

Homeowners are increasingly moving away from rubber roofing for a variety of reasons; some do not like the look and prefer a smoother finish, while others want their roofs to last longer. Fortunately, there are a number of alternatives to rubber flat roofing.

Proplas specialise in installing fibreglass roofing. We chose this material for a variety of reasons, for example, it is one of the most long-lasting roofing materials and we can confidently provide a 25 year guarantee with every roof we install knowing that they will last far longer than 25 years. Boats built from fibreglass over 50 years ago are still on the water today, showing just how reliable and durable the material is.

Fibreglass roofs are completely waterproof as soon as the fibreglass laminate is applied and has gone off (set hard) and suffer very little UV degeneration once the topcoat has been applied. They can be finished in any colour and have a single, continuous surface with no seams or joins – this means that, unlike rubber or felt, fibreglass roofs have no inherent weak points that will inevitably let in water once the roof gets older. While they are easy to patch repair, realistically fibreglass roofs should not need repairs if they are properly installed.

If you would like to replace your rubber roof with something more durable, attractive, and long-lasting, give us a call. We provide accurate quotations for replacement or new roofs and work across the whole of the UK.

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